Cardrona Alpine Resort is New Zealand’s most popular ski area, attracting all kinds of snow enthusiasts – from beginners & families, to Olympic & X Games athletes. Take a short drive from Queenstown or Wanaka & be welcomed with genuine Kiwi hospitality to NZ’s ultimate winter playground.
Instructor Training Cardrona puts you at the very centre of NZ’s busiest & most successful ski & snowboard school. Check it out!Read More
Last chance to save on a season pass! Get yours now, sale ends May 31.Read More
Check out our tips for your first day on the slopes - we're here to help!Read More
Two mountains on 1 pass - ski the Big 2 this season!More Info
A gold nugget has been discovered at Cardrona, during the construction of New Zealand’s first cabin-style lift on a ski area – the McDougall’s Express Chondola!Read more
We’ve sussed out a list of our top five tips for what you need to be ahead of the game this pre-season & get all set for another epic winter of snowboarding & skiing in New Zealand!Read more
Win an Earlybird Season Pass & $100 worth of Cardrona retail by designing your own Cardrona tee!Read more
With over $15 million of developments, Winter 2017 promises to be HUGE! New Chondola, extended season (Jun 10 - Oct 15), new 'lounge' cafe, more car parking & snowmaking... the list goes on!Read more
We're installing a $10million "combined" lift of gondola cabins & chairs in time for the 2017 winter season! The new McDougall’s Express Chondola will be the first cabin-style lift on a ski area in NZ.Read more
Cardrona is an easy drive or bus ride from NZs most famous ski towns, Queenstown & Wanaka. These two lakeside destinations are surrounded by breathtaking alpine scenery & offer a dizzying array of activities, sights & sounds. If you're looking for the ultimate holiday destination, this is it!
Wanaka - 34km / 35mins
Queenstown - 58km / 60mins
Arrowtown - 37km / 45mins
MaryRedshoes Sydney, Australia
We visited Cardrona for a skiing holiday with friends & had a wonderful time. I'm a novice skier & had lots of opportunities to ski on green slopes.
Jenny J Perth, Australia
Loved Cardrona, it had an awesome vibe to it. Snow was world-class, so good the Swiss Ski team were there! Cannot recommend the ski field enough...
Favourite ski resort in the region. Have visited yearly with my family for many years and it's great to see on going improvements. Great runs!